Update: the recent flu that has hit Rotorua was not AH1N1 – it was the seasonal variety of Influenza A. From all account the current wave is deminishing. But health officials are bracing further further waves in the future.
TangataWhenua.com has been told by key sources that there have been a significant increase in the number of possible cases of Flu in Rotorua. Although most of the cases are moderate in severity the spectrum of symptoms is quite varied, some with moderate temperatures some with high.
The consensus is however that Rotorua will see an increase in H1N1 cases over the coming days.
TangataWhenua.com has found that the price of Tamiflu ($78 per course) may impact on who will get access to it.
We will keep you updated as this story develops.
Most people will be able to recover with no complications at home. But if you have children with respitory problems (i.e. asthma) it is highly recommended to be aggressive with how quickly you get your children looked at.